A man’s handgun went off in his pants after he was punched to the ground in South of Market early Sunday, police said.
The slug struck his leg, and a nearby woman was hit in the foot.
The incident is being investigated as one of two separate shootings that happened on the 1500 block of Folsom Street, between 10th and 11th streets, at about the same time — 2:16 a.m., police said.
“We have to look at the cases and see if there’s any connections but other than the time and location… nothing indicated that they are related at this time,” said Officer Albie Esparza.
Both the 24-year-old man whose handgun was accidentally fired and the 21-year-old woman who “was incidentally struck” are expected to survive, police said. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The second incident was reported at the intersection of Folsom and Juniper streets, which is also on the 1500 block of Folsom Street. Police found bullet casings and blood at the scene and later spoke with an uncooperative victim at an area hospital.
The 23-year-old man had gunshot wounds to the abdomen and pelvis when officers attempted to interview him a local hospital, police said. But he would not tell officers what happened.
Police said there is no suspect in the discharged handgun case and the suspect is unknown in the other shooting.
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